Turning your book into a reality

About us

We turn your words into brilliant books

Computers and the internet now make it possible for anybody to write and self-publish a book, but becoming a successful author still isn’t easy. Mereo Books specialises in providing expert help for budding and experienced authors alike. Whatever the genre you write in we have the expertise and contacts to help ensure your book is as successful as possible.

Based in Cirencester in the Cotswolds, we started by forming Memoirs Publishing, which focuses on personal stories and has published more than 300 books. The Mereo imprint was launched in 2013, to cater for the demand for an ever-expanding range of genres.

An individual approach

Each author and every book is different. That’s why we don’t offer one-size-fits-all publishing deals. Instead, we work closely with our authors on an individual basis to provide the support and publishing expertise you need, at a price you can afford.

Meet the team

Unlike many so-called publishing companies, Mereo is bursting at the seams with genuine publishing experience.

Antonia Tingle, our marketing guru, has more than 25 years’ experience in publishing, print and communications. Formerly with Eaglehead Publishing, a specialist publisher of trade magazines and technical books, Toni is the driving force behind Memoirs and its imprint, Mereo Books. She understands what it takes to market and sell self-published books.

Chris Newton, our editor in chief, started in journalism before moving into public relations, where he became a director of a leading PR consultancy. Chris’s enthusiasm for the written word eventually drew him to specialise in writing and editing books, and he is now a published author. He is an experienced editor, ghostwriter and media contributor. His books include A Life On The Edge, a biography of the angling writer and wildlife broadcaster Hugh Falkus, Golden Game Fair, a history of the CLA Game Fair, and The Trout’s Tale. A Life On The Edge was described by one reviewer as having ‘a good claim to be the finest biography of an angler anyone has ever written’.

Give us a call today for no-nonsense advice from a real human being who understands about writing and publishing.